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RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to start your career as a certified lifeguard. Through videos, group discussions, and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, professional rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED, and other skills needed to work as a Certified Lifeguard.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSES:

  • Must be 15 years of age and attend every class.

  • Participants will have to swim 300 yards without stopping using Breast Stroke and Freestyle.

  • Tread water for 2 minutes without arms

  • Complete the timed "Brick Test," where the participants must swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet to retrieve an object, and swim it back on their back, keeping their head above water.

  • A swimsuit is required for each day. 

2024 DATES & TIMES MANSFIELD BRANCH:​

February 23rd 6-7:30 pm, 24th & 25th 9:00 am-5:00 pm

April 26th 6-7:30 pm, 27th & 28th 9:00 am-5:00 pm

May 17th 6-7:30 pm, 18th & 19th 9:00 am-5:00 pm 

July  17th 12-1:30 pm, 18th & 19th 9:00 am –5:00 pm 

October 18th 6-7:30 pm, 19th & 20th 9:00 am-5:00 pm 

COST MANSFIELD:

$200 for Y members

$250 for non-members 

PRE-REQUISITE MANSFIELD:

Before attending the in-person class, participants must watch and complete a video course through the Red Cross. To receive access to these videos, please contact Jennifer Jeffery at jjeffery@ymcanco.org. You must be registered for the class before gaining access to the pre-requisite videos.

RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS 2024 MANSFIELD BRANCH

December 23rd:9:00 am-5:00 pm 

COST MANSFIELD:

$100 for Y members

$125 for non-members

A swimsuit is required.

For all inquiries for lifeguard classes and recertification at the Mansfield branch, please contact Jennifer Jeffery at 419-522-3511 ext. 264 or jjeffery@ymcanco.org

2024 DATES & TIMES SHELBY BRANCH:​

June 18th-19th 8:00 am-4:00 pm & 20th 8:00 am-2:00 pm

August 13th-14th 8:00 am-4:00 pm & 15th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

COST SHELBY:

$200 member

$225 non-members

PRE-REQUISITE SHELBY: 

Before attending the in-person class, participants must watch and complete a 7-hour online video course through the Red Cross.  Please contact Stephanie Faulkner at sfaulkner@ymcanco.org or 419-347-1312 ext. 503 to gain access to the pre-requisite videos. 

RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS 2024 SHELBY BRANCH

May 1st-2nd: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

June 12th-13th: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

August 7th-8th: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

COST SHELBY:

$100 for Y members

$125 for non-members

A swimsuit is required.

For all inquiries for lifeguard classes and recertification at the Shelby Branch, please contact Stephanie Faulkner at 419-347-1312 ext. 503 or sfaulkner@ymcanco.org

LIFEGUARD BOOTCAMP

Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues and the use of a rescue tube. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards to get a sense of being on the job. Train with a certified lifeguard for 6 weeks and participants will be physically prepared for the lifeguard pre-test. *Certification is not guaranteed and is dependent on completing the test and skills necessary. *

2024 DATES & TIMES SHELBY BRANCH:

N/A

All inquiries for lifeguard classes, please contact Stephanie Faulkner at 419-347-1312 EXT 503 or sfaulkner@ymcanco.org

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